The District of Columbia Bar Association has announced that partner Stephanie Hales is the recipient of the 2020 “Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year" award. The award is in recognition of her dedication and longtime work on behalf of D.C.’s most vulnerable populations through public service, pro bono legal services and volunteer work to improve access to justice, and her assistance with reform efforts and development of new projects and initiatives. Each year, the D.C. Bar presents this award to a lawyer for excellence, achievement, and commitment to providing legal services to D.C.’s low income or disadvantaged individuals and organizations serving such individuals.
Stephanie is a partner in Sidley’s Healthcare and Government Strategies groups. She counsels clients on healthcare legislative and regulatory developments and their impact, providing strategic advice, analysis and advocacy targeted to clients’ internal leadership and personnel as well as to courts, Congress, policymakers at federal and state agencies and other stakeholders.